Julius Forte, defensive end from Boca Ciega has been around the South Florida campus so many times in the past year, he could probably be a tour guide. But this weekend he was the one getting the royal treatment on his official visit to USF. Forte 6-foot-2 and 236 pounds, tells USFNation the visit went as well as it possibly could have.
"Oh man! That visit was great." Forte added, "If I had to rank it on a scale of 1-10, I'd have to give it a 9.99, I don't think it could have been any better."
For Julius, most of his enjoyment came from hanging out with the other recruits and all-American DE George Selvie.
"Just hanging with Ryne (Giddins), Steve Jacques, Lamar Scruggs, Isaac Virgin and Demi Thompson. We had a great time, Scruggs is cool. I spent some time with Demi, he's a real smart kid."
He also took advantage of his time with the South Florida coaching staff.
"I liked the whole staff really. I talked with all of them. It was fun to hangout with Coach Patrick and Coach Gregory, they're the ones I talk with everyday. Also Coach Leavitt, that's my boy. He sat next to me at dinner, he's a character!"
On Saturday night fellow DE Ryne Giddins announced his commitment to USF at dinner. Forte says he wasn't shocked over the news.
"I wasn't expecting it, he didn't tell me he would do it like that. But I wasn't surprised he picked USF. It was a big moment and it was big time for USF to get a recruit like Giddins."
All signs point to Forte committing to the Bulls, so did it happen while he was on the visit?
"I didn't commit this weekend. I'm going to go home recap the visit with my family and go over all my experiences with these schools and then make a decision tomorrow afternoon."
Forte tells USFNation that he isn't announcing at a press conference or anything like that, he plans on "making a few calls" when school gets out on Monday. Check back tomorrow afternoon for the big news!
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